Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Twelfth Day of Christmas: Anthem


When I sat down at my desk this morning, I noticed that my beautiful graphite object was not as perfect as it was yesterday. Mysteriously, the point of the leaf had broken off. After a moment of sadness, I remembered the Leonard Cohen song, Anthem. The Twelve Days of Christmas close with this message of hope and understanding.

2 comments:

Rebecca Wish Gelfand said...

Very lovely, Susan. Thank you.

Nancy Hajeski said...

A good thing to remember -- perfection is not the goal, illumination is.

It's ironic how soft graphite is elementally the same (carbon) as the hardest substance, the diamond. Yet graphite is used to toughen steel. There's a lesson in there somewhere.

(I enjoyed your 12 Days very much . . . wish there were more)

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